AHS Winter Solstice Haiku String 2022

The Australian Haiku Society welcomes contributions from haiku poets worldwide to the Winter Solstice Haiku String.

We will be holding this Haiku String during the day of the Southern Hemisphere Winter Solstice, occurring in Australia this year on Tuesday, 21st June, 2022. The String will remain open for contributions until Tuesday 28th June to accommodate international poets who may wish to take part.

The string has now closed. Thanks to all the poets who shared their haiku. We are pleased to have contributions from many countries. While comments on haiku are welcomed while the string is open, comments that are not haiku have now been removed to make it easier for readers.

Haiku String – Instructions

The AHS invites you to share with us your original, previously unpublished haiku or senryu on the theme of Climate Change.  We invite you to explore a multiplicity of ideas in the String without necessarily using the term climate change, though you may if you wish.

The haiku will be linked by subject and theme, it is not necessary for each haiku to relate to the one before it.

1.Please contribute up to three of your best previously unpublished haiku or senryu.

2.Haiku should be posted in the comment box at the end of the post.

3.Each poem posted must be original work by the poet making the post. Please include your name below as you wish it to appear.

Posting your work in the AHS Winter Solstice String 2022 assumes the following:

Copyright of each haiku remains with the author. We request nonexclusive permission to publish your work on the AHS website and to republish it online at any future time.

earth warming —
a faded rainbow lines
the ocean floor


Rob Scott

85 thoughts on “AHS Winter Solstice Haiku String 2022”

  1. wearing a t-shirt in winter
    outdoors
    tulip bulbs protrude early

    postman and I are
    having a drink
    two green finches in bird bath

    watering the garden
    winter
    Storage dams are low

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  2. through bare branches
    a red rising sun
    winter solstice

    morning mist
    the homeless man
    accepts hot coffee from a stranger

    coconut ice sky
    the chill of winter

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    1. after the flood —
      still soaked
      in despair

      walking past
      blank shop windows
      the stench of flood mud

      her teddy
      washed away forever…
      so many changes

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  3. homecoming –
    the road winds on the place
    of the old riverbed
    .
    dry winter –
    someone recites the ballad
    „Où sont les neiges d’antan?”
    .
    summer sea –
    carried by the waves
    dead fishes
    .

    Mirela Brăilean
    România

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